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Fort Bidjegur India aquatint William Hodges

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A View of the Fort of Bidjegur


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Original antique topographical print


Hodges description is as follows: 'View of the Fort of Bidjegur - The Insurrection of Cheyt Sing, the Rajah of Benares, in August, 1781, opened the Way to the Knowledge of the Countries in the Neighbourhood of the Forts of Lutterfpoor and Bidjegur. These Places, before that Time, were very little known. The Fort of Bidjegur is situated at the Top of a Mountain, which is clothed with Wood from the Plain below to almost its Summit. This Mountain is the extreme End of a large Range, and its perpendicular Height Seven Hundred and Twenty English Feet from the Level of the Country, and overlooks a Plain that extends itself North East to the Banks of the Ganges at about Fifty English Miles from the City of Benares. It was taken from the Rajah Cheyt Sing, by Colonel Popham, in November, 1781, being at that Time held by the Ranna, Mother of Cheyt Sing.' CONDITION: Very good, some faint spotting in lower margin outside platemark. Mounted with conservation museum board and backing.

Additional Information

artist William Hodges RA
method Aquatint
date 1786
size 420mm by 560mm (sheet)